LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for JUne 3, 2018.
Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Maria Kasper; Nedge; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Biblia; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter.
In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in proportions resembling those of the sonnet proper, namely 6 + 4 instead of 8 + 6, with however a halfline tailpiece (so that the equation is rather 12/8 + 9/2 = 21/2 + 10 1/2)." - Summary by Wikipedia
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